The cold weather means it’s time to update our beauty routines. Here are our top skincare products for winter to keep your skin hydrated and glowing this season.
As the temperature drops and the cold winds pick up, it’s not just winter coats and boots that we have to stock up on. With the cool winter air, there also comes a need to refresh our skincare routines.
The reason being is that exposure to cold wind and indoor heaters can really take a toll on our skin’s natural moisture balance. When we are around these low-humidity environments, it draws the moisture away from our skin including the natural oils that help keep it protected and healthy. Not only does this leave skin feeling dry and lacklustre but the breakdown of our skin’s natural barrier function leaves it vulnerable to sensitivity, redness, and irritation.
To combat this, it’s important to adopt a winter skincare routine that will strengthen your skin’s outermost layer. Our tip is to avoid harsh cleansers that contain sulfates and instead look for products that contain peptides, ceramides that reinforce the skin’s moisture barrier. Another ingredient to look for is vitamin C which will help protect the skin from environmental aggressors and repair existing cellular damage. This will help your skin feel healthy and hydrated, while also giving it that smooth, soft and dewy look.
When it comes to our top skincare products for winter, we’re drawn towards brightening serums and facial moisturisers that restore the skin’s clarity and luminosity. Each of these products works towards protecting the skin from external factors and free radicals, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, boosting hydration, and achieving a brighter more radiant complexion.
You know what they say… be good to your skin, you’ll wear it for the rest of your life.
Skincare products for winter hydration and bightness
Sisley Phyto Blanc Le Concentrate
RRP $520, 20ml
Taking inspiration from the DKK1 protein (a natural melanin production inhibitor), this intensive and comprehensive brightening serum reveals the complexion’s natural transparency, resulting in even, radiant skin.
ESK Reverse C Serum/C Serum Lite
RRP $95, 50g | RRP $90, 50g
With 10% L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), these antioxidant serums protect the skin from environmental aggressors, such as UV-induced free radicals and targets photo-damaged skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, redness and pigmentation.
Ella Baché Neobright Correcting Serum/Neobright Correcting Day Cream
RRP $119, 30ml | RRP $135, 50ml
For a brighter complexion and smooth skin, this easily absorbed multi-correcting serum combines a micro-resurfacing action with a clarifying effect. While the day cream combines brightening, lightening, smoothing and protecting properties to regenerate your skin and fight off pollution.
La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion
RRP $910, 30ml
This pearly infusion combines golden caviar extract and Vitamin C with innovative Diglucosyl Gallic Acid (DGA) to target three chromatic light barriers to a luminous complexion – which brightens and lifts the skin.
Crème de la Mer/The Brilliance Brightening Essence
RRP $250, 30ml | RRP $520, 30ml
Infused with Miracle Broth, Crème de la Mer captures the healing energies of the sea, offering moisture, energy and new radiance. The Brilliance Brightening Essence similarly combines the Miracle BrothTM and The Brilliance Sea Ferment to reduce dark spots and discolouration, revealing a clearer complexion.
Ultraceuticals Ultra Brightening Serum/Ultra Brightening Moisturiser Cream
RRP $152, 30ml | RRP $89, 75ml
This multi-action serum contains a powerful blend of 5 in 1 skin brightening ingredients to restore the skin’s clarity and luminosity. The hydrating moisturiser features a powerful brightening formula to improve overall skin hydration whilst nourishing and the skin’s lipid barrier.
Enbacci Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating Essential Crème
RRP $103, 50ml
This lightweight moisturizer absorbs quickly into the skin for deep hydration. It’s formulated with grape stem cells to help protect the skin from environmental damages and the first signs of aging.
The Jojoba Company Ultimate Serum
RRP $69.95, 30ml
The Ultimate Serum’s brand new formulation rejuvenates and brightens by stimulating collagen production while deeply hydrating the skin. Formulated with the world’s first vegan collagen, the serum has been clinically proven to increase the skin’s collagen by 9%, leaving the skin looking brightened and plump.
Clinicals ERASE Delicating Resurfacing Mask
RRP $105, 30ml
Clinicals ERASE Delicate Resurfacing Mask gently exfoliates and resurfaces the top layer of skin without redness or irritation through a potent complex of natural botanicals, fruit-based enzymes and amino acids. Potent antioxidants support cellular level skin care and improve elastin and collagen production for a smoother, more even skin tone.
Jurlique Nutri-Define Supreme Restorative Rich Cream
RRP $145, 50ml
Powered by the potency of Spilanthes Flower, Horseradish Root and Snowflake Bulb extracts, this rich moisturiser delivers immediate relief to rough, dry skin. It also has an anti-aging effect, leaving your skin smooth and soft.
LAMAV Omega 3,6,7 & 9 Antioxidant Oil
RRP $69, 30ml
This rich antioxidant oil packs a punch when it comes to hydration and brightening. CoEnzyme Q10, Chia Seed and Acai Oil provide protection against environmental stressors, leaving a healthy, bright glow from within. Phytoceramides are deeply absorbed into the skin, relieving tired, dry skin…. a perfect oil for the cooler months.
Votary London Brightening Hyaluronic Serum
RRP $150, 50ml
This brightening serum evens skin tone, boosts hydration and brightens your complexion. AHA Glycolic Acid gently exfoliates the skin to leave a smooth, radiant glow. Hyaluronic acid delivers hydration and plumps the skin to smooth away fine lines and boosts your natural radiance.
Recreation Beauty Vibrant Skin Oil
RRP $96, 30ml
Infused with 25 natural botanical oils including bakuchiol, a natural alternative to retinol, this face oil minimises pores and sinks in immediately for a smooth, hydrating, vibrant glow under makeup – perfect for dryer winter skin.